Results of the first ICSA Microsoft Windows Vista Anti-Virus certification program

ICSA Labs announced the results of the industry’s first anti-virus certification testing program for desktop/server anti-virus products designed for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

The following products earned ICSA Labs Anti-Virus Certification for Detection: ESET: ESET NOD32 Antivirus v2.7 (64-bit); GRISOFT: AVG Anti-Virus Professional (32-bit) and AVG Anti-Virus Professional (64-bit); McAfee, Inc.: McAfee VirusScan Plus (32-bit), McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5i (32-bit) and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5i (64-bit); Microsoft Corporation: Windows Live OneCare (32-bit); Symantec Corporation: Norton AntiVirus (64-bit).

The following products earned ICSA Labs Anti-Virus Certification for Cleaning: McAfee, Inc.: McAfee VirusScan Plus (32-bit); Microsoft Corporation: Windows Live OneCare (32-bit); Symantec Corporation: Norton AntiVirus (64-bit).

To achieve ICSA Labs Anti-Virus Certification, products must meet all criteria in the desktop/server anti-virus detection module and, if selected, the anti-virus cleaning module. The desktop/server detection module is targeted at anti-virus products designed to protect individual desktops, laptops and/or servers of residential users and organizations from self-replicating malicious code infection. Products must demonstrate that they have the capability to detect viruses on demand, detect and prevent the replication of viruses on access, report no false positives and log the results of virus detection attempts. The anti-virus cleaning criteria ensure that products remove in-the-wild viruses from infected files and sectors and are able to remove all viruses without adversely affecting the data or functionality that existed before becoming infected.